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asoldierslittlesister:

prayers for all those active duty, those at ait and basic/boot/bmt, and those deployed who cannot be with their families. 

asoldierslittlesister:

prayers for all those active duty, those at ait and basic/boot/bmt, and those deployed who cannot be with their families. 

themountainlaurel:

By Everyday Atlas

themountainlaurel:

By Everyday Atlas

Oh the love ♥

Oh the love ♥

Where are you pcsing to? And your anniversary gift it's the greatest!

We pcs’d yo Cali on February! It just shows that I’m failing miserably at maintaining this blog. Haha. And thank you!!!! He needed a new wallet and I thought it’s the perfect gift (it’s a wallet insert) to go with it. :)

His anniversary present came in today <3 I think it’s perfect! Can’t wait for our early anniversary date next weekend! :)

His anniversary present came in today <3 I think it’s perfect! Can’t wait for our early anniversary date next weekend! :)

I know I haven’t been on in a while.

Okay.. a long while! My blog is definitely in need of some new posts.

My husband is deploying soon again on about about the same time of our 3rd anniversary. I want to give him an anniversary gift that he could take with him when he deploys. Something small that he could easily keep in his pocket, but meaningful. Maybe something I can engrave, but I’m not sure what. Any suggestions?

He doesn’t smoke and I am not wanting to give him dog tags, so those are some things that are out of the list.

Help?

Look at that smile! I live for those.

Look at that smile! I live for those.

A photo from our mini self photoshoot yesterday for Christmas cards!

A photo from our mini self photoshoot yesterday for Christmas cards!

Exactly a year ago today, my husband came home from a seven month deployment. I am thankful everyday that he and his brothers came home safely (just in time for Thanksgiving, too!)! And that he got to spend every holiday and birthday with me and our child this year. #tbt #thanksgiving

Exactly a year ago today, my husband came home from a seven month deployment. I am thankful everyday that he and his brothers came home safely (just in time for Thanksgiving, too!)! And that he got to spend every holiday and birthday with me and our child this year. #tbt #thanksgiving

PCS’ing Questions.
  • Do we get reimbursed for car rental? I’m assuming we won’t have a car for three weeks or more upon arriving if we ship it the day we leave. We still have to rent a car for the same amount of time if we decide to ship it early. :(
  • My husband has within 30 days to check in to his new unit after checking out of his current one. What are your husband experience with checking in upon arrival? and later on the last few days before he is required to?
  • What are the things that we would need to pay out of our own pocket?
  • And what is the process of getting reimbursed for out of pocket expenses?

Any info is appreciated!

The end of my husband’s current contract is July 2013. He put in a re-enlistment packet early October. Because the Marine Corps is reducing the size of Marines, it was not guaranteed that he would be approved. He has been thinking of things he wanted to get into after the Marine Corps and I know I was going to work, so I wasn’t so worried if his re-enlistment request came back denied. But if it did came back approved, we were hoping with our fingers crossed that his next duty station be in California where we would be so much closer to family.  After my husband’s many e-mails and texts to the career planner about the status of his re-enlistment for the past weeks, we found out yesterday he got approved! We also found out we will be stationed at the duty of his choice! At Miramar!!! YAY!!!! We are so excited! 

He did already had orders ready for him and I thought that was weird. That’s so fast. He doesn’t get out until July and he already has orders to be picked up?! It’s so unlike the Marine Corps to give us notice that early. Derick didn’t have the chance to pick his orders up, so we looked in his MOL today. Unfortunately, we need to have some type of Client Authority Certificate(??) to view his web orders, but in the vague message he had received on there, it looks like we will be PCSing in FEBRUARY. THAT’S SO SOOOOOOOON!!!! Granted, we have about 4 months, but I thought we would have til next summer. I’m so excited, but I feel so overwhelmed! This will be our first PCS and I have NO idea of the process, what to do or how to do anything. I am NOT ready to pack!! And I feel like we are on crunch time to do everything we haven’t done in Hawaii yet!

I hate that I am so softhearted. I cry about everything especially when I’m sad, frustrated, upset, angry. I cannot talk or explain myself without tears forming in my eyes and falling down my face. And worse is that I cannot face people when I cry because I hate them, especially my husband, to see me at my most vulnerable state. It makes me turn away from them.

This crying also makes me feel like I’m trying to be the “victim” or trying to make them feel sorry for me. It sucks cause I am not. It just starts flowing down my face and it is just so annoying cause I just wanna say my piece without being interrupted with my excessive tears. Ugh. ):